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Teugega celebrates 100th anniversary of its Donald Ross-designed golf course | Rome Daily Sentinel

July 07, 2021 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

 President Brad Becken attended Teugega’s Centennial Anniversary celebration last weekend and was on a panel discussion with Brad Klein and Barry Jordan who has been the architect for the club’s ongoing restoration efforts.

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From the Article in the Rome Daily Sentinel:

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Teugega celebrates 100th anniversary of its Donald Ross-designed golf course

GOLF EXHIBITION — New York Giants punter Riley Dixon, former PGA Tour standout Wayne Levi, Teugega Country Club Pro Steve Campanaro and Korn Ferry Tour golfer and Rome native Matt Campbell pose for a photo during their exhibition match at Teugega Country Club on Saturday. The foursome played the exhibition to honor Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen during the club’s 100th anniversary celebration.

GOLF EXHIBITION — New York Giants punter Riley Dixon, former PGA Tour standout Wayne Levi, Teugega Country Club Pro Steve Campanaro and Korn Ferry Tour golfer and Rome native Matt Campbell pose for a photo during their exhibition match at Teugega Country Club on Saturday. The foursome played the exhibition to honor Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen during the club’s 100th anniversary celebration(PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2021 9:00 am

Teugega Country Club celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Donald Ross-designed golf course over the weekend.

On Saturday, Teugega golf pro Steve Campanaro was joined by former PGA Tour standout Wayne Levi, of New Hartford; Korn Ferry Tour golfer and Rome native Matt Campbell and current New York Giants and former Syracuse University punter Riley Dixon, of Blossvale. The foursome played in an exhibition at the course to honor Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen. Those two played an exhibition when Teugega celebrated its grand opening in 1921.

Levi, the 1990 PGA Tour Player of the Year, went on to win four tournaments that year, the BellSouth Atlantic Golf Classic, Centel Western Open, Canon Greater Hartford Open and the Canadian Open. He has 12 career wins on the tour. In 1991, Levi represented the United States on the Ryder Cup team and in the World Cup. He then jumped to the PGA Champions Tour in 2002, finishing in 28th on the money list during his first full season. In 2003, he won his first event, the 3M Championship, since winning the 1990 Canadian Open.

Dixon was a seventh round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2016 NFL draft. He was traded to the Giants during the offseason in 2018.

Campbell is a two-time Rome City Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament Champion, winning back-to-back years in 2006 and 2007. He is a current member on the Korn Ferry Tour.


Photo: Teugega Country Club

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